Bond with people, be accessible, develop talent, drive change, encourage risk… these are just a few marks of high performance leadership as outlined by George Kohlrieser, former hostage negotiator, author, and professor of leadership and organizational behavior at IMD, a Switzerland–based international business school. But research shows that a major difference between success and failure is the presence of a leader’s own secure base and his or her willingness to dare others to succeed. Kohlrieser joined KPCC’s Matt DeBord as they talk about ways to release fear in those around you, unleash potential through the building of trust and deliver change through focus – all leading to sustainable high performance.
George Kohlrieser is a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at IMD, a Switzerland–based international business school; a former hostage negotiator; and author of Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others and Raise Performance. His new book is Care to Dare: Unleashing Astonishing Potential through Secure Base Leadership.
Matt DeBord is a KPCC business and economy reporter and author of The DeBord Report.
This program was a Drucker Business Forum co-presented by SCPR and the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.